What The 12 Monkeys Showrunner Learned From Writing For Terminator: SCC

Creating a TV show based on 12 Monkeys is a daunting prospect. There's the closed-ended movie storyline, plus all that twisty time-travel. Luckily, the showrunner of 12 Monkeys, Natalie Chaidez, was a writer for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She tells io9 what lessons from Terminator she brought to Monkeys. » 1/15/15 11:00am 1/15/15 11:00am

What movie or TV show did you dread, only to wind up loving it?

Sometimes you can see a trainwreck coming from a mile off... only to have it arrive and turn out to be a wonderful train ride instead. What TV show or movie have you been convinced you would hate, until you saw it and fell in love instead? » 2/05/14 2:12pm 2/05/14 2:12pm

A Terminator Series Is Coming Back To TV

Two of the writers of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles are bringing Skynet back to the small screen. But is there room in the already crowded Terminator timeline for another series? And what could it possibly be about? » 12/06/13 2:56pm 12/06/13 2:56pm

First Horrifying Look at Lena Headey in Dredd

She's already shown her amazing range by playing Sarah Connor and Queen Cersei — but now Lena Headey is going to play a straight-up villain in the new Judge Dredd movie. And here's the first photo of her disturbing appearance as Madrigal, the ruler of Peach Tree City Block in the dystopian Mega City One. Nightmare… » 5/07/12 4:29pm 5/07/12 4:29pm

TV Pilots That Are as Good as Most Summer Movies

The fall TV season is beginning, and that means one thing — you're finally going to get to see the TV pilots that the networks have been sweating over for a year. Most of them will totally suck — even if the shows they launch wind up being good. But a few of them will be amazing, full of killer action and interesting… » 9/12/11 1:46pm 9/12/11 1:46pm

10 Myths About Television That Fans and Viewers Believe

It's almost fall TV season, which means just one thing — it's time to start second guessing the TV networks. Many new shows will be introduced, and most of them will die an ignominious death. » 8/25/11 10:00am 8/25/11 10:00am

The Secret History of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Amazing…

Just like a Terminator coming from the future to kill you, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles excelled in catching us off guard. You might have thought you knew what an ongoing television series based on the first two Terminator movies was, but then you'd be surprised. » 8/17/11 3:01pm 8/17/11 3:01pm

Fresh off Thor and X-Men: First Class, Hollywood's next big writing duo…

Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz have written two of the summer's biggest movies, Thor and X-Men: First Class. They're fast becoming the go-to writers for revitalizing beloved science-fiction characters. We talked to them about what they've learned so far. » 5/03/11 12:13pm 5/03/11 12:13pm

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles gets cancelled... again

Syfy announced with great fanfare in late February that it was buying the complete run of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to run starting April 7. Fans were excited to rediscover this series... but it didn't exactly last. » 4/22/11 7:30am 4/22/11 7:30am

Cult flick Kaboom brings sex comedy to the apocalypse

At first glance, indie director Gregg Araki's new movie feels like every "hero's quest" story ever — there's a young hero who may be the "chosen son," plus monsters, mysteries and strange hints of the end of the world approaching. The young savior facing the apocalypse is even played by Thomas Dekker, who was John… » 2/04/11 8:30am 2/04/11 8:30am

Sarah Connor Chronicles Writer on Reuniting with Summer Glau

John Wirth was one of the main writers for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and now he's showrunner of NBC's The Cape, launching Sunday. We caught up with him to ask about moving from killer robots to supervillains. Spoilers ahead... » 1/07/11 2:43pm 1/07/11 2:43pm

5 things you can do to save Fringe right now

It never fails. Now that Fringe has become the best television show in two universes, it's getting moved to the Friday-night slot that claimed Firefly and Terminator. How can we save Fringe from Fox's Friday-night curse? A few ideas below. » 12/21/10 1:56pm 12/21/10 1:56pm

We've seen the future and it's coming to crush us: Pre-apocalyptic…

Why are pre-apocalyptic stories so popular? We get why everyone loves post-apocalyptic worlds: Everybody wants to fantasize about surviving, rebuilding, remaking the world in a new image. But why do people love stories that take place before a horrible disaster? » 11/24/10 4:17pm 11/24/10 4:17pm

Most frustrating TV shows canceled on a cliffhanger

As the fall TV season starts up, shows are resolving their agonizing summer cliffhangers — but for some unlucky shows, that resolution never arrived. Here are the most frustrating "cancel-hangers," cliffhanger endings for shows that got cancelled too soon. » 9/21/10 3:30pm 9/21/10 3:30pm

Television is officially better than movies. Is this bad news for…

It's official, according to Entertainment Weekly's Mark Harris: television is better than movies now. We're in the middle of a summer of by-the-numbers movies, while TV is blazing new trails. Too bad science fiction rules the movies instead of TV. » 6/14/10 12:24pm 6/14/10 12:24pm

The Real Problem With The New "V" Series

While watching last night's V episode, something sort of clicked into place for me, about why the new series just isn't quite working: our heroes are creating a resistance group, rather than a public-relations campaign. » 4/28/10 1:16pm 4/28/10 1:16pm

Dekker Says Sarah Connor Chronicles DVD Still Might Be Happening

We caught up with Thomas "John Connor" Dekker, doing press for Nightmare On Elm Street, and we had to ask if a direct-to-DVD Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles continuation might still happen. His answer: Yes. But it's a secret! » 4/03/10 6:11pm 4/03/10 6:11pm

Oops, Walter Bishop Broke The Multiverse! John Noble Explains Why

Fringe returns April 1 with an episode that explains the whole shiny-Peter mystery. (Don't worry, Peter isn't Edward Cullen.) We got a chance to talk with John Noble about Walter's dark side, multiverse-crossings, and what's to come. Major spoilers below. » 3/26/10 12:23pm 3/26/10 12:23pm

Has Your Struggle To Save Dollhouse, Sarah Connor Chronicles And…

Is NBC turning our torment into entertainment? Rumored sitcom Our Show pokes fun at our cancelled-show grieving process. Here's the premise: "a group of sci-fi fanboys in a small town shoot their own version of a canceled TV show." [SpoilerTV] » 3/26/10 10:30am 3/26/10 10:30am

You Want To Reboot Terminator? Here's How!

Now that hedge-fund Pacificor has spent $29.5 million for the Terminator movie rights, a new chapter in the war against Skynet seems assured. We're betting it'll be a reboot — and here's how it could be a decent movie. » 2/15/10 1:31pm 2/15/10 1:31pm